Titanium is lighter like aluminum and tougher like Stainless Steel which is the choice of metal in engineering industry. The titanium has many desirable mechanical properties for which it is uniquely selected for certain products. However the corrosion susceptibility is positive without anodizing. The Anodizing is inevitable in critical process applications.
Niobium ( Nb ) Alloy Corrosion Anodizing / Treatment Chemicals
The metal takes on a bluish tinge when exposed to air at room temperature for extended periods. Despite a high melting point in elemental form, it has a lower density than other refractory metals. Also, it is corrosion-resistant, exhibits superconductivity properties & forms dielectric oxide layers. Niobium is used in high-grade structural steel. The second largest application is superalloys. Niobium alloy is used in superconductors and electronic components. Passivation enhances its oxide forming properties and results to longer surface protection.
Tantalum ( Ta ) Alloy Corrosion Anodizing / Treatment Chemicals
Tantalum is a rare, hard, blue-gray, lustrous transition metal that is highly corrosion-resistant. It is part of the refractory metals group, which are widely used as minor components in alloys. The high melting point and oxidation resistance lead to the use of the metal in the production of vacuum furnace parts. Tantalum is extremely inert and is therefore formed into a variety of corrosion resistant parts, valve bodies, fasteners. Being bioinert it is also used in orthopedic implants. Tantalum passivation is done in very precise methods.
Aluminum ( Al ) Alloy Corrosion Anodizing / Treatment Chemicals
Aluminum is the widely used metal in industry after steel and it needs the surface protection from surface corrosions possibilities. The Aluminum needs the anodizing process to protect the surface. The aluminum utensils are hard anodized. This gives the food compatibility and longer usage life.
Magnesium ( Mg ) Alloy Corrosion Anodizing / Treatment Chemicals
Magnesium being tough and lighter element, it is the choice in many defense, aerospace, drone applications. It is very reactive in its pure form. The Pitting corrosion is more prevalent for Magnesium. The Passivation through anodizing or coating is essential to withstand challenges of its surface protection.